And just like that, we're down to the final four teams. It's time to get pumped for the Conference Finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

Get ready for some nail-biting action because these series are bound to be intense, possibly stretching all the way to seven games. As always, we’ll be right there with you, making NHL predictions and placing bets.




NHL Predictions Today: Wednesday, 5/22

Today, we've got a wager lined up for the Game 1 between Florida vs. New York that will kick off the Conference Finals! Picking a side in the playoffs can be tough, so the following Panthers vs. Rangers prediction is actually a play on the total.

Now, let's jump right into the top NHL predictions for today, which were made at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Panthers vs. Rangers Prediction: Over 5.5 Goals (-105 at FanDuel)

While predicting that the Panthers will advance in this series isn’t a bad bet, the main focus for Game 1 is on the total number of goals scored. The Panthers have been the top team in terms of Expected Goals For (3.61) and have been averaging 3.55 goals per game. 

Their offense is strong, and although Igor Shesterkin is a skilled goalie, the Rangers' defense hasn't been impressive, allowing an average of 3.16 goals per game against Carolina. On the other hand, the Rangers have been scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game in the playoffs, with contributions from players throughout their lineup. 

The Panthers' defense has allowed an average of 2.46 goals per game, but they have had some lapses, with half of their playoff games going over the total. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Panthers hasn't yet faced a heavy workload. Taking all of this into consideration, let’s bet on there being more than 5.5 goals scored in tonight's game.




NHL Starting Goalies: Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers

We touched on it already in the official Panthers vs. Rangers prediction, but just to reiterate, here are the starting goalies in the net for Game 1:

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